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Jan 29, 2008

Brinjal Coriander leaves curry

I used Thai eggplants/brinjals to prepare this delicious no onion curry. Want to add cilantro/coriander leaves to your diet? here is a wonderful curry that goes well with white rice or even rotis. Infact, I used it as a bread spread too. Here goes the recipe.


Brinjals - 6 - preferably green brinjals (Thai green egglplant)

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Grind together the following adding half cup water

Coriander leaves - 1 bunch

green chillies - 2

Ginger - half inch


Asafoetida powder

Coconut - dry or fresh - 1 tablespoon (I used the desiccated coconut)


Dice the brinjal and add it to water as and when you cut.

Heat oil in a kadai.

Drain water from the eggplant, (leave away the seeds that are in the water) and add the diced brinjal and fry until half cooked stirring occasionally.

Add the ground coriander paste and mix well.

Cook covered until the all the moisture is absorbed. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the kadai.

That's it. The curry is ready. Serve with white rice and ghee.
(Thai Eggplant Photo from Wiki)
This is my entry to Vegetable of the Week hosted by Pooja of Creative Pooja


Anonymous said...

The brinjals looks so different, Never seen thai green brinjals in our market here. The dish must have tasted really good. Nice recipe. :-)

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I would love it with steaming hot rice and ghee

Dhivya said...

Looks great...i had never seen green brinjal's.Different idea....It would hav tasted good.....

Jayashree said...

I'd love to have this with hot rotis.

FH said...

Looks great Myth,not fond of Thai Eggplants, too many seeds but will use Purple ones. Great recipe!:)

indosungod said...

Mythreyee, green brinjal curry looks delicious, have tried this kind of curry with the purple brinjals but never with Green ones.

Mythreyee said...

Shriya: I bought these in Indian store. I am sure it will be available in any Chinese market.

Shankari: Me too..I love it.

Dhivya: Yes. Very much.

Jayashree: A very good and simple side dish for rotis, that is delicious.

Asha: I tried with purple eggplants and that tasted good as well.

Indosungod: I have also tried. I liked both. As Asha says, there are lots of seeds in green variety.

Pooh said...

Another fun way to cook eggplant!
I'm wondering whether these eggplants are seasonal. I've seen them only a couple of times at the local grocer's.

Seena said...

Have never seen brinjals like this..! lovely dish.

DK said...

Have not come across this type of eggplants in my area...need to check them out. :) Good recipe

Sia said...

no onion??? wow... i have tried looking for green/thai brinjals every where but no luck so far:(

Vineela said...

Hi Mythree,
Nice recipe with brinjal.I love any type of recipe with brinjal.tofu bellpepper skewers looks excellent.

Mythreyee said...

Pooja: this can be done using the regular purple ones. That's delicious too.

Seena: thanks!

Sia: Yes. Its absolutely no onion. I want to try the same recipe with a different vegetable.

Vineela: thanks much!

Shilpa said...

This is a very new dish for me. I love the color. Curry leaves must be giving a great aroma to it.

DEEPA said...

Wow!!this is something new ...i love brinjal ....this is awesome ...

Sagari said...

this is a very new recipe mythreyee
..lokks very yummmyyyyyyy

Shilpa said...

Well.. that was a typo from my end..I meant coriander leaves.

TBC said...

I've never cooked with Thai brinjals. Maybe I'll like it more than regular brinjal.

Kalai said...

wow! I'd use purple eggplants for this, but it looks fantastic and different!

Mythreyee said...

Shilpa: ya, it's a cool color. I like it too.

Deepa: Thanks! give it a shot. Let me know your feedback.

Sagari: Yes very yum! I am not a big fan of eggplants but still love this dish.

tbc: you sure can try it. It tastes good.

Kalai: Thanks!

Pooja said...

Colorful entry by you Mythreyee.
Thanks a lot for submitting this for VoW -Brinjals :) .Hugs to you .

Sasha Gusain said...

Hi! I know this post is more than a year old, but I googled Thai Brinjals, and yours is one of the few pages that popped up! Love your blog:)

Question - I bought a pack of thai brinjals from Trikaya yesterday. But these are really small, almost pea sized. Didn't know they came in a bigger size. Will they work in your recipe? Or are they bitter?

Would really appreciate an answer!

Mythreyee said...

Any brinjal should be good for this recipe.